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Homey dog-friendly retreat w/lawn views & large deck - close to the beach
This adorable coastal retreat is perfect for your next vacation! This dog-friendly home features perfectly placed decor, an open layout for gathering, an outdoor shower where you can wash away any lingering sand from the beach, and a picnic area that's ideal for entertaining in the shade. Enjoy the full kitchen for cooking great meals and snacks to bring to the beach later. The living room area is the perfect place to gather with your group, plan tomorrow's adventures or play one of the board games available and enjoy a fun-filled evening.
What's nearby: Away from city life, this quaint retreat is perfectly placed in a quiet neighborhood and sits just some feet away from the sands of Crystal Beach. A short drive is all it takes to get to popular dining destinations and convenience stores on the peninsula. Just a short ferry ride to Galveston, you are only 18.5-miles from more adventuring, where you can stroll the Strand Historic District, treat your kids to a day at Pleasure Pier, or rent a kayak to explore the deep blue waters of East Bay.
Things to know: Full kitchen w/ dishwasher Free WiFi Dog-friendly for a small, nightly fee!
A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation. This rental is located on floor 1.
Parking Notes: Parking available in the driveway; two-five cars max.
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.
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Patrick R.Nov 2021
Nice beachy theme. Enough beds for the grandkids to spend a night or two with us. Would have liked 2 bathrooms but the one bathroom was easily accessed by bothbedrooms.
Sean L.Oct 2021
Everything about it was beautiful and relaxing!
Andrea D.Sep 2021
The Crystal by the Sea was exactly that, it was a gem. Although not right on the beach it took us less than 5 minutes to walk straight down the street to the beach. The walk back in the evening is a little tough if you don’t have any mosquito repellent. There is a great private shower and picnic table with chairs and swings downstairs(you will need mosquito repellent). The house inside was great and had just about everything you could need. An accessible washer and dryer would have made it perfect but we were there only 2 days so we could hand wash swim suits and dry them on the deck. The deck is large and a great place to relax. We thoroughly enjoyed a weekend to un-plug and relax. I would definitely recommend for anyone taking a quick trip. They also allow pets, we have a well trained GSD but no one allows dogs over 25 lbs. We felt really lucky to find this location that did not have a weight limit and was so convenient to the beach and you could also basically walk to The Big Store if you needed to it’s amazing!
Sean L.Aug 2021
Beautiful beach house! Very roomy and clean. Perfect spot for a vacation.
Sean L.Jul 2021
The house was amazing! In the perfect location. The bed we slept in gave us a view of the ocean which was just a dream come true! One day it rained and we saw a double rainbow afterwards. The decor was so adorable. Also loved how close the restaurants and grocery store where to the house! I highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a wonderful an romantic getaway to a trip with the kids this place suits all your needs!
Deborah J.Jun 2021
It was perfect. Close enough to the beach quiet and neighbors were very friendly
Luci C.Jun 2021
My family LOVED this comfortable, conveniently-located beach home. It was well-appointed, with more amenities than were listed (it had a charcoal grill and a washer and dryer, for starters). The kitschy beach decor was fun and the sofas were ridiculously comfy. And the beach near the home was gorgeous and not crowded at all. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Karen D.May 2021
I loved the cleanliness and freshness of decor in this home. I loved the fully operational kitchen and the comfortable seating. The outside areas were fun and cheerful. Proximity to the beach was perfect.
Christian L.Jan 2021
We stayed here for New Years and loved it! Right off the beach but we could sit on the porch and see all the fireworks. My wife and friends enjoyed the quick get away. Can’t wait to go back this summer
Larry A.Sep 2020
Loved the location, very close to the beach and shopping. House was nicely decorated.
Ana A.Aug 2020
This home was perfect for our 4 person family but there is definitely space for more than that. Beautiful home and very well kept. Great walking distance to the beach! Would definitely stay here again!
Hugo V.Aug 2020
It was a beautiful house.
Gene Z.Jul 2020
Proximity to the beach, nice and relaxing, perfect size for a small family
Patricia D.Jul 2020
Enjoyed this place very much. Within walking distance to the beach. Clean, very nice set up. Definitely would recommend and hope to stay again soon!
Tami J.Jul 2020
This lovely and cozy home was perfect for a family getaway. Nestled in a quiet and quaint neighborhood but conveniently within walking distance of the beach and a short drive to local grocery store. It was the perfect setting to just relax on the deck, take a stroll to the beach, or stay in for a great family game night. I would definitely return here
Sean L.Jul 2020
House was very clean and the walk to the beach took us less than a few minutes. Had everything any one could ever need. This is the perfect spot.
Elias C.Jul 2020
Cozy beach house only 2-3 minute walk from the beach. My family loved the space and we enjoyed spending time on the swings and all the comfy chairs. They had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. I highly recommend staying here with friends and family
Rebecca S.Jun 2020
We loved everything about this property. I think the best aspect was having everything you need (e.g., linens, towels, kitchen utensils, etc) at your finger tips. On top of the quality of the property and amenities, it was very clean and inviting with a cozy and homey feel. We will definitely look for this property in the future for our trips to Crystal Beach. The only negative aspect was that the property was listed as having a washer and dryer on site but we could not find it. Other than that minor inconvenience, we had a lovely stay.
Hi, Rebecca! Thank you for sharing your review with us. The washer and dryer are located in the garage, but there is currently no access; we apologize we missed getting this addressed prior to your arrival and will be sure to handle it right away. We hope to see you again!
STORMY S.Jun 2020
This hose was perfect for our girls trip! Thank you!
Shelby P.May 2020
Really enjoyed our stay at this rental. Very clean and they really surprised us with last minute accommodations on a holiday weekend. We will definitely want to book again!
Trista P.May 2020
crystal by the sea was perfect for our group. We had couples hanging out enjoying my birthday. Plenty of room and we all slept comfortably. Great location as well in the town. Walking distance to beach and stores. Will definitely be renting this house again
Molly H.May 2020
We loved everything about this home. From the size, the decor, the downstairs area to chill, and right close to the beach!! We will be back 😁
Mike R.May 2020
Stayed two nights here with my family, nice and quiet neighborhood, house is exactly like the pictures, kitchen was well stocked with dishes and cooking ware to prepare meals. Couldn't give 5 stars because we had a problem with the lockbox not opening upon arriving due to the wrong code being sent to us and could not reach anyone for help. Also, this property really needs a bigger trash bin or a second one outside as we had to leave our garbage out because the bin was full when we arrived. Other than those minor issues, we had a great stay and would recommend this property.
Hi Mike, thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the home. We are so sorry for the issue you experienced with the lockbox. The lockbox code has been updated and fixed. We hope to host you again in the future!
Cheryl C.Nov 2019
Our stay at Crystal by the sea was awesome! The beach house was well equipped with everything one would need, right down to wine bottle stoppers and a refrigerated free standing wine cooler! The house is very well maintained, very clean ,spacious and beautifully decorated. ( I have got to have a dining table and benches like that! ) We sat on the huge deck and enjoyed the peace and quiet as well as the view. Nice area downstairs with outdoor shower. There are plenty of restaurants in the area , grocery store, liquor store and a convenient store right at your fingertips. You can tell that the owners took a lot of time and thought into making this a class act rental. Yes, I would definitely recommend Crystal by the Sea!